The Institute conducts joint scientific research on the nonlinear dynamics of the solid Earth and its applications with the Paris Institute of Physics of the Earth (France) (IPGP), on the nonlinear dynamics of the lithosphere and earthquake prediction with the International Center for Theoretical Physics. Abdus Salam UNESCO-IAEA (Trieste, Italy) (ICTP, SAND), on the study of critical phenomena in the lithosphere as a means of reducing seismic risk with the Department of Mathematics and Earth Sciences of the University of Trieste (Italy) (UNITS, DMG), on the forecast of critical phenomena in complex systems with the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics of the University of California at Los Angeles (USA) (UCLA, IGPP), on modeling geodynamic processes with the Geophysical Institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) (KIT, GPI), on the development of the theory of magnetic dynamo with the Cassiopee Laboratory of the Cote d’Azur Observatory (Nice, France) (OCA, Cassiopee), on the study of geodynamic processes and increasing the efficiency of data processing and interpretation with the Geophysical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Vietnam (Hanoi) (VAST, IGP), on the assessment of seismic hazard and risk for the Himalayas and the surrounding area with the Center for Mathematical and Computer Modeling (Bangalore, India) (C-MMACS).
ITPZ RAS employees take part in the organization and conduct of annual international schools at the International Center for Theoretical Physics named after Abdus Salam UNESCO-IAEA (Trieste, Italy) (ICTP). To date, 23 such schools have been held.
In 2005-2008. The Institute participated in the project of the 6th EU Framework Program “Extreme Events: Causes and Consequences”, Contract No. 012975 (NEST) (E2C2). In addition to ITPZ RAS, 15 scientific organizations from France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain, Luxembourg and Romania participated in the Project. The project coordinator was the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France. The aim of the project was to create methods for describing, understanding and predicting extreme events in natural and socioeconomic complex systems.